DENVER (CBS4) — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center warned backcountry adventurers Sunday to avoid steep, untouched, wind-loaded slopes following the latest round of snowfall.

Many areas of the north and central mountains received close to two feet of new snow.

A previous layer of granular snow created a weak support under the new depth, the state agency cautioned.

As evidence, the CAIC posted photos of Sunday morning slides on its Twitter account.

The most daunting incident caught a skier on Mount Emmons. The skier was able to find a way off the flank of the slide and escaped uninjured.

Mount Emmons near Crested Butte. (credit – CAIC)

Another slide on Stanley Mountain above Berthoud Falls was triggered by explosive devices as part of avalanche mitigation work.

Stanley Mountain near Berthoud Pass. (credit – CAIC)

Both slide areas were on southeast aspects of the mountains above treeline.



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